Gastronomy With A Flair
A Purveyor of Top-Shelf Gourmet Specialties
Introducing Our Specialty Salts
We are pleased and excited to present our newest products. These three specialty salts will truly spice up your cooking! We will be
introducing new members to this family in the coming months.
Chipotle Chili Salt
64th Street Chipotle Chili Salt is a specialty salt flavored with – Chipotle Chilies. The word ‘chipotle’, by the way, comes
from the Nahuatl [known informally as Aztec] word chilpoctli that means ‘smoked chili’. A chipotle is a smoke-dried jalapeño
that is widely used in Mexican and Mexican-inspired cuisines. [And yes – It is also the name of a restaurant chain.] The chipotle is a
relatively mild chili with a heat ranging from 3,000 to 10,000 Scoville Heat Units [SHUs]. In other words, it is about twenty times less
hot than a Habanero pepper. This salt has a delightful smokey taste with a moderate amount of heat. It provides some heat as well as a
great taste that you can use to spice-up a wide range of dishes. For example, use it in place of regular table salt along with ground black
pepper on your next grilled hamburgers. Put some spicy mayonnaise on the buns, add the patty, a slice of pepper jack cheese, and some
lettuce and tomato for your very own Southwest burger.
Habanero Hot Salt
This is a very tasty and quite hot salt made from sea salt and Habanero peppers. It is tamer than “Jerry’s Fire”, but it is still hot! The
Habanero pepper is one of the hottest, or spiciest if you prefer, of the chili peppers. In Spanish, Habanero means “from Habana” [La
Habana being Spanish for Havana, of course]. This pepper was transported originally from Cuba to the Yucatàn Peninsula. Habaneros are
now grown mainly in the Yucatàn, as well as in Costa Rica, Belize and the United States [primarily Texas and California]. Most habanero
varieties ripen from green to orange and have a Scoville heat rating in the range from 150,000 to 325,000 – about one-third or less as hot
as a Bhut Jolokia. So, if you are seeking hot that is somewhat short of nuclear intensity, this salt is for you!
Jerry's Fire [Ghost Pepper Salt]
So, you think you know hot? Well, you haven’t met Jerry’s Fire! This is an intensely flavorful – and very hot – salt made from sea
salt and Bhut Jolokia peppers, also known as Ghost Peppers. The name ‘Bhut Jolokiya' comes from the Bhutia tribe, one of the
prominent tribes residing in West Bengal. The pepper has been shown by DNA testing to be a hybrid of Capiscum chinense and
Capiscum frutescens. The pepper was certified by Guinness World Records in 2007 as the world’s hottest pepper. It was shown to have
a Scoville heat rating of slightly more than 1,000,000. This is 400 times hotter than Tabasco! In 2012, the Jolokia was displaced
from its number one heat rating by the Trinadad Moruga Scorpion. Then on December 26, 2012, the Trinadad [or ‘Butch-T’ as it is sometimes
known] was beaten out by the Carolina Reaper, with a heat rating of 1.5-million Scoville Heat Units. Some specimens of the Reaper have been
measured at slightly more than 2-million SHUs! So, while not quite the hottest of the hot, the Ghost Pepper is generally hot enough to
satisfy those with a zealous need for heat! This salt will definitely liven up your next batch of hot wings! Enjoy! But be careful.